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Sound Lounge Radio Announces Finalists for ?The Olives

First time competition honors writing for radio ads (May 18, 2005)

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Six finalists announced for Sound Lounge Radio's The Olives awards

Six finalists announced for Sound Lounge Radio's The Olives awards

, Sound Lounge Radios first annual competition honoring the very best writing in radio advertising. The six finalists for the events top award - a $3000 cash prize - include creatives from some of the nations largest advertising agencies and were selected from hundreds of entries received from across the United States. In addition to cash prizes, winners will have their scripts produced by Sound Lounge Radio and exhibited at an awards ceremony in New York.

The Olives finalists include Andrew Cahill of Arnold Worldwide, New York; Martin Chabala of MARC USA, Pittsburgh; Marc Sherman, of Noble BBDS, Chicago; Scott Ellmaker of Wray Ward Laseter, Charlotte, North Carolina; Sherry Treitler of Lowe Worldwide, New York; and Clay Weiner of Publicis, New York. Winners will be announced June 1.

A panel of leading advertising industry creatives has also been established to judge the competition. They include Tim Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer, Fletcher Martin Ewing, Atlanta; Duncan Marshall, Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director, Publicis, New York; Bruce Lee, Senior Partner/Executive Creative Director; Ogilvy, New York; Neil Drossman, President, Needleman Drossman & Partners; New York; John Petruney, Executive Vice President/Group Creative Director; Arnold WorldWide, Boston; Steve Landsberg; Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York; Ari Halper, Vice President/Creative Director, Grey Advertising, New York; and Adam Fels, Copywriter/Mercury Award-Winner, Lowe, New York.

The Olives is a competition for new and unproduced radio scripts. Entrants can be for any product and in any genre. Scripts can be written for The Olives or work written for clients that, for whatever reason, hasnt been produced. Complete details are available at The Olives website,

Sound Lounge is located at 149 5th Ave. New York, N.Y., 10010. For additional information or sales, call (212) 388-1212.


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